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Old 09-10-2019, 07:32 PM   #1
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Rear control arm install: how the hell...

...Do I properly torque the nut on the joint? The nut is immediately below where the axle inserts into the wheel hub. I canít get the Torx socket on there to keep the joint from spinning. What am I missing?




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Old 09-10-2019, 07:58 PM   #2
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Rear control arm install: how the hell...

Answer... jack up the car below the control arm to load the joint. Problem solved.


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I can't see anything. Can you zoom in on that a little more.

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Old 09-11-2019, 04:40 AM   #4
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+1 what imhighlander said. I think I tried putting a short Torx bit on the shaft and counter holding it with a small crescent wrench. Then estimate the torque using an open end wrench. Otherwise, put a wood block on the jack and load the ball joint then wrench it. Be careful not to hit the backing plate. Any tweak of that will result in the rotor scraping it. Ask me how I know.
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Often times you can torque it just by pushing it from the bottom with your hard and tightening the nut. Once it draws the tapered shaft in there, it will stop turning. IF that doesn't work, otherwise I use my hockey puck on the jack and lift the control arm from under the ball joint to load it, and then crank down with a box wrench
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:32 AM   #6
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:40 PM   #7
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I might need them also if they are bad do they make a clunking noise/ or feel behind the seats,.??
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I torqued both of mine to the good-n-tight standard. So far so good!
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I might need them also if they are bad do they make a clunking noise/ or feel behind the seats,.??
Most likely you need these:

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Thanks Piper,..Ill check that out
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